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Data on Children and Youth

Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
CHAMP is coordinated by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics and measures the health characteristics of children and youth (ages 0-17) in North Carolina, including body weight, nutrition, and physical activity. The CHAMP telephone survey asks adults to report on a child in their household.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
YRBSS is a school-based survey that monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among middle and high school students.
The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)
NSCH is a telephone survey led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the direction and sponsorship of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It provides data on children's lives including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child's family, neighborhood, school, and social context.
North Carolina Nutrition and Epidemiology Surveillance System (NC-NESS)
Effective 2014, NC-NPASS (North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System) has been renamed to NC-PedNESS to better reflect the contents of the data for children collected from WIC and Child Health Clinics. As in the legacy surveillance system the data still consists of children ages 2 through 4 which are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level.

The majority of the children ages 2 through 4 included in the 2014 NC-PedNESS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old. 2014 NC-PedNESS Data also contains data on children 5 years and older from Child Health Clinics whose BMI-Status for Age are also provided in a separate Table.


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